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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Causonis japonica   FAMILY Vitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cayratia japonica   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Causonis japonica

 

COMMON NAME:
Bushkiller, Sorrel Vine


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image of Causonis japonica, Bushkiller, Sorrel Vine

Robert J. Richardson, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org    bug_2105064

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image of Causonis japonica, Bushkiller, Sorrel Vine

Robert J. Richardson, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org    bug_2105065

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Salmon-colored flowers develop in umbels. Fruits are black or white berries, per www.invasive.org.

image of Causonis japonica, Bushkiller, Sorrel Vine

Robert J. Richardson, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org    bug_2105066

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Each leaf has 5 ovate to orbicular leaflets. A tendril is opposite each leaf, per www.invasive.org.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Causonis japonica   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cayratia japonica   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Causonis japonica

 

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2933

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Non-native: southeast Asia

Habitat: Disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Compound: 5 leaflets
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Leaves are subtended by deciduous stipules.

FLOWER:
Summer
Pale pink? cream?
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

Flowers in an umbel

FRUIT:
Summer
Black or white
Berry

 

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